Spammers and Hackers, … Oh My

April 29, 2016 in Announcement

Yesterday myself and numerous others (perhaps all) received an email from Esther and Love via the OSVVM website. The email was generated by an account that they had. When I see something like this, I delete the account – which is exactly what I did yesterday.

I suspect these accounts were created using the normal channel of enrollment and not a hack (as they did nothing else damaging). We are looking into updating the account sign in process to make sure this does not happen again.

Jim

2 responses to Spammers and Hackers, … Oh My

  1. I think it would also be better to enable HTTPS. That would prevent eavesdropping of user credentials during log-in. Let’s encrypt provides free certificates for example, so it would not imply any additional costs.

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